Does the surplus of sugary treats leave your little bouncing off the walls during the holidays? Check out these 10 quick and easy recipes for a mix of sweet and savory snacks that double as kid-friendly holiday activities!
Christmas Cookies – Icing, red and green sprinkles, cookie cutters shaped like Santa Claus … the possibilities are endless! There’s a reason this is a classic holiday activity. Your kids will love decorating their own cookies and digging into their creations for dessert! Check out these melting snowmen cookies for inspiration.
Peanut Butter Celery Reindeer– Cookies are fun, but the sugar adds up over the holidays. Try these peanut butter celery snacks to sneak some veg onto the holiday menu. You can also use cream cheese if your little one has a peanut allergy. We love how familyfreshmeals used an M&M for Rudolph’s red nose!
Pizza Xmas Trees– Try these mini Christmas tree pizzas for a savory holiday-themed snack. They also make festive appetizers at Christmas parties!
Candy Cane Reindeer –This fun and mess-free candy cane reindeer activity is great for groups of kids and doubles as a Christmas tree ornament. Or, hook it on the side of a mug of hot chocolate and curl up for a Christmas film on family movie night!
Banana Strawberry Candy Cane– These banana strawberry candy canes are healthy, mess-free, and fun to make with the kids. It’s also an opportunity for young children to practice their pattern recognition and counting skills!
Reindeer Rice Krispies – Thirty Handmade Days
Rice Krispies are without a doubt, a childhood staple! These are some of the cutest I’ve ever seen! My little baker helps with mixing the Rice Krispie mixture as well as putting the eyes a and nose on. She is also able to pop the stick on!
Homemade Gumdrops – Mom on Timeout
Our Kids love fruit gummies so they would most definitely love these pretty little things! This is one of the most beautiful and easy Christmas treats I’ve seen in a while!
Marshmallow Penguins – Eats Amazing
Those eyes, again! It’s as if these little penguins are alive and are going to start waddling towards you. Such an adorable, yet easy Christmas treat!
Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie – Thrifty Jinxy
Rudolph is back! While you make the traditional Peanut Butter Blossom cookie your kiddos can be working on creating their very own cookie masterpiece!
Snowman Popcorn Cups – Simple Seasonal
Snowman Popcorn Cups – Help the kiddies celebrate the magic of the holiday season with these festive and whimsical little craft-snack combos!
Let us know below if there any Christmas recipes you make with your own kids or if you plan to try any from this list!